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Oct 12, 2012 12:00pm PDT
congressional race in california and it took a bizarre turn when both candidates nearly got into a fi physical fight right in front of the voters. let's take a look at this. >> that by the way with howard berman and brad sherman, two democrats in that new california system. they're running against each other in the general election for one seat in a merged district. >> crazy. >> another example of why americans are increasingly frustrated by the way our political system works or didn't work in some cases. our next guest says there's a silver lining, though, we just have to look back a century or so to find. he's the author of "the 100 greatest americans of the 0th century," a social justice hall of fame. he joins us how. peter, tell us about this project. 100 greatest americans. you're looking at a specific realm, social justice. can you tell us what made you put this list together and how it was put together, what the criteria was? >> sure. i wrote this book to celebrate the heroes and heroines of the 20th century. a lot of the things we take for granted, social security, the women's right to
Oct 24, 2012 12:00pm PDT
. but the big dropoff, look at that, blue states, places like new york, california, massachusetts, new jersey. he's going to win the states but he's going to win them by reduced margins. it sounds credible. why? why is he losing so much ground in places where he's generally popular? >> i think there's a pretty simple formula to use to explain a lot of movement at the state level. in the places where obama won a lot of bush voters, obama has fallen back a lot and state like wisconsin, won by 14. dead heat now. he won indiana by 1% last time even though bush won it 20% and not competitive and true across the north. but in the south obama didn't really pick up white bush voters. instead, all of the gains were among nonwhite voters and changes in the composition of the electoral. those changes last today so in the south obama is holding up pretty well. but with all of these former obama-bush voters in the north and northwestern part of the country he's fallen off a bit more and i think it might be especially acute of democratically-leaning voters not as enthusiastic and republican-leaning indepen
Oct 18, 2012 12:00pm PDT
california used to be a swing state where places went back and forth. we see these things change. now this era of the end of the national campaign could change in the future, but for now it seems here to stay. >> chris, that national journal report talked about the president's team maybe pulling out of key states like north carolina, virginia, and florida while unwilling to concede that they might be losing in those states. let's play the what-if game, if you would indulge me for a minute. we never had an electoral college tie, 269-269. more and more people like our friend nate silver are talking about the possibility of an electoral tie this year. what do you make of that? is that wishful thinking? do we want some absurd, hilarious scenario? >> as journalists we wanted tochto. a tie would be historic. it would go to the house of representatives, of course, ruled by the republicans at this time. the odds are pretty small. obama's campaign is looking at other states. this is a plan b, because they know they can pick up came of them, they can secure the 270 electoral votes they need. th
Oct 2, 2012 12:00pm PDT
. the california democratic party endorsed this proportion to label food in direct opposition to the american medical association. the anti-vaccine movement started on the left even though it spread beyond those confines and also opposition to natural gas. there's a whole host of issues. i found that the left is not always pro-science. >> in a lot of ways, science like religion, has been co-oped by politics and is used to strans an agenda by both sides. how can we retain a faith in science when even science journalists can't be trusted anymore it seems? >> well, i think that sometimes -- you are right that sometimes science journalists can fall prey to hype and fall prey to political biases. the best way to avoid that is to have people more engaged in actual reading of like scientific journals or read more addition read the news arm of, for instance "nature." if people read more scientific journals and get the general gist of what a scientific article says, you can go right to the source and learn right from the source and read a wide variety of viewpoints in science. that's what we do at rea
Oct 1, 2012 12:00pm PDT
a couple campuses in california, michigan, you have washington, wisconsin. these are sort of generally recognized as the great public research universities in this country, but that value, that question of price, really only applies if you're lucky enough to live in that state. i can think of growing up in massachusetts we had harvard and private schools that were really expensive. we had the university of massachusetts which i love but a lot of people were trying to go out of state to michigan, unc, they're paying a lot more if they're going there. is it much of a value if you're not lucky enough to live in the states. >> if you're going to be paying out of sate tuition, it is a lot of money, but for most of the campuses, most of the kids are in state. even for the cost of out of state if you average those costs out and even with the big tuition increases we've seen at places like the university of california system, these places are still a better value than a lot of the private schools. >> paul, how did you factor in the value of networking? a lot of people go to college because of
Oct 8, 2012 12:00pm PDT
of the united farm workers union in california. does any of this really matter? do the polls matter? do ads, nearly a billion dollars worth matter? do all the campaign appearances tell the tale? we asked that with our team plus a friend of the show dr. john nan allen from politico. >> prish the intro. >> we have 29 days to go, and we know almost nobody decides based on foreign policy. does romney's foreign policy speech matter? does foreign policy matter? >> i think it does matter right now, because there's so much volatility around the world that it has called into question some of the policies that barack obama has put into place. to the extent that he can highlight that, i think mitt romney wants to do that. he wants to call into question the president's judgment on an area where he had a good lead, where the president has passed that commander in chief test in 2008 getting elected to the presidency. that's what he's trying to do. i think it's mostly about the economy. >> i'm going to agree with jonathan here. this is an election certainly about the economy. when they go into the voting
Oct 16, 2012 12:00pm PDT
polls? >> it's somewhere in the middle. a huge number of people in our poll are from california and new york, states that aren't competitive by population. >> more precise, but more precise in measures what? if you measure the national poll and it moves a few points, it's probably shifting across the board. what do you get more precise about narrowing it to 12 arbitrary states? >> in our case it's 10 battlegrounds we feel comfortable with. you're right. the other key point to bolster your argument is that those ten battlegrounds in terms of aggregating them have roughly tracked almost within one or two points of the national numbers. so it's pretty representative of the country as a whole, but a little bit more precise perhaps. it's one thing we look at, and we cut and slice and dice the sample a lot of different the ways to try and find meaning in the numbers to help people make heads or tails of them. >> james, back to the gallup poll that the president's campaign is unhappy about, and i'm not a poll truther, but it's an odd result to show romney and the president running evenly with
Oct 23, 2012 12:00pm PDT
view" everything morning. as for mitt romney, he's also been pretty easy to find from california to new hampshire, you can find him at any one of his 400 homes. you can find him at fox news 17 times a day. you can often find him on both sides of an issue, and sometimes you'll find he's the only candidate to show up at a debate. and so i don't buy this undecided nonsense. in 2011 a study found most women believed 180 seconds was long enough to decide whether a potential suitor was mr. right or mr. wrong. men make snap decisions all the time like when they decide to buy a mustang at 55. >> yep. >> or grow to mustache. colin powell made a study of
Oct 25, 2012 12:00pm PDT
? >> no, and i think that, god, that's been proven over and over again. ask meg whitman in california in 2010. she spent $160 million and still lost. you know what? for a state as blue as connecticut is, it's probably closer than it ought to be. i think that murphy did turn around a pretty disastrous performance in august and september is now, in fact, a couple of points ahead. this is not a big early voting absentee ballot state, so every day counts. a race that's three points is one worth watching. >> she has spent $82 million of her own money. we see a lot of linda mcmahon ads in new york and almost no chris murphy ads at all. on the dylan radigan shows, 84% of candidates that outspend their opponents win the election. when you self-finance, the number of winners drops to 11%. they don't tend to win even though they throw tons of money. why do you think that is? >> when you're self-financing, that means you don't have to go through the process of reaching out to people and building the coalition. i'm the first we need to get the money out of politics, et cetera, but there's somethi
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